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Expenses You Need to Consider When Purchasing a Property

Many buyers, especially first-time home buyers and new-to-New Hampshire buyers, are unsure of what costs go into owning a home. Following are some examples of expenses you may incur when you own a home or investment property in New Hampshire. Single-family home expenses:  Property taxes – Tax rates vary widely from town to town. Keep an eye on that when looking…

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What does the pre-buying process look like? Let’s break it down

Buying a home can be a little overwhelming – where do you even start? Fortunately, we are here with you every step of the way. We’ve compiled a list of steps to help you understand what you need to do when: Steps to buying a property:  Get pre-approved for financing. We suggest going with a local, New Hampshire-based lender. If you…

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Investing 101: What to Consider When Buying an Investment Property

Investing in real estate is not just for wealthy individuals. In fact, starting a real estate investment portfolio is often the best way to build your own source of passive income and long-term wealth. And the best part? You don’t have to be independently wealthy to do it. Not sure where to start? We’ve compiled a list of our most…

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Client Profile – Ed & Ellen – Jaffrey

Searching for more personal and political freedom, Ed & Ellen decided to take the plunge and move from Connecticut to the Free State. While searching for just the right property, they fell in love with the town of Jaffrey, and purchased a restored Colonial farmhouse with lots of land to hike, garden, and enjoy. Why did you move to New…

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Client Profile – Harry & Andrea – Deerfield

Hailing from New York, Harry and Andrea decided to make the move to the Free State so they could be with other like-minded individuals who value personal freedom and personal responsibility. Harry and Andrea really liked the grassroots movement within NH to restore liberty, and also liked that the NH government allows for meaningful citizen involvement. In addition to political…

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Stats Every Home Buyer Needs to Know

Whether buying or selling a home, market statistics can be useful. While buying a home is not always about the numbers, a little market knowledge can go a long way. Likewise, market statistics are also helpful for home sellers to price their homes competitively in the marketplace. Here are some helpful stats every buyer (and seller) should know: 1. What kind…

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Do I Need a Home Inspection?

When you are buying a home the costs really add up and you may start thinking about where you can save money. One expense that buyers may be tempted to skip is the home inspection. But, take it from us, a home inspection has saved many buyers money in the long run. How? Well, a home inspection is an objective…

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Time to Refinance?

With mortgage rates at all-time lows, you might be wondering if you should be considering refinancing your home. While it may seem like a great thing to do, there are a few things to consider before you decide. An obvious reason for refinancing to a lower interest rate is the monthly, and even more importantly the long-term, savings you will…

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What You Need to Know: Septic Systems

Are you thinking of buying a home with a septic system? Septic systems are common in the suburbs and more rural areas where municipal sewers are not available. So what is a septic system? It is a self-contained, underground wastewater treatment system. It consists of a septic tank and a drainage system. The septic tank is a large, watertight container.…

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